Mix Mas­ter

ELLE (Canada) - - FINALE -

ERDEM MORALIOGLU’S SU­PER­POWER is breath­ing new life into Vic­to­rian flour­ishes. His bro­cade jack­ets are some­how edgy, his flo­ral gowns strangely sub­ver­sive. This sea­son, the Cana­dian-born de­signer was again able to ref­er­ence the past while also pro­vid­ing com­men­tary on to­day’s pol­i­tics—all in the con­text of tai­lored cropped jack­ets, fine-lace de­tails and sleek skirt­ing. Pre­sented un­der the watch­ful gaze of kings and queens in Lon­don’s Na­tional Por­trait Gallery, the spring/sum­mer 2019 col­lec­tion was in­spired by pi­o­neers of the city’s queer scene: two men who in 1870 fought for the right to dress as women. “Fash­ions change, at­ti­tudes come and go, but the courage of dress­ing to be­come what you are re­mains some­thing pow­er­ful and pri­mal,”

wrote Moralioglu in his show notes. These days, we can all use a re­minder of that kind of brav­ery.

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